The acclaimed folk singer Karan Casey and Lunasa one of the greatest bands in contemporary Irish music will present a Celtic Christmas celebration for the holidays.
Karan Casey [web site] has been critically acclaimed from Japan to America as one of Ireland's greatest singers. The Wall Street Journal has described her as "one of the true glories of Irish music today." More than a decade ago American audiences were introduced to her as vocalist for the Irish "supergroup" Solas. She now has six solo releases to her credit and multiple collaborations. She is also a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." The Irish Echo called her "the best Irish traditional woman singer today... Karan Casey has no vocal peer."
Lúnasa [web site] is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.